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Sanganeb

Photo provided by Bram de Bruin

Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay - Mukkawar Island Marine National Park are two pristine marine ecosystems in the Red Sea.

The 2 geographically separated locations around a coral reef are known as excellent diving sites.

Huge schools of manta rays and sharks make common appearances in these waters. Furthermore, Dungonab Bay has a healthy dugong population.

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Bram de Bruin - July 2016

I visited this site in 2009 as part of a 2 week diving trip in Sudan on board the Royal Evolution. I won this expensive trip with a website contest.

We did 3 or 4 dives a day for 2 weeks! We got our visa in Port Sudan. From there we visited all the magnificent diving sites of Sudan. At Sanganeb reef we visited the lighthouse and had a chat with the guy who works there. After the visit we stayed 2 days at Sanganeb Reef and did several dives at Sanganeb North and Sanganeb South. Everything you can imagine under water was there!

I dived on many nice places in the world but diving at Sanganeb and the rest of Sudan was really amazing and unforgettable!!

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Site Info

Full name: Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay - Mukkawar Island Marine National Park

Site History

  • 2016 - Inscribed

    Reasons for inscription
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  • 2015 - Referred

     
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  • 2014 - Incomplete - not examined

     
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  • 1983 - Deferred

    Bureau session: Deferred until receipt of necessary info
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Locations

The site has 2 locations.

  • 'Dungonab Bay-Mukkawar Island Marine National Park
  • 'Sanganeb Marine National Park (SMNP)

Connections

The site has 16 connections.

Constructions

  • Lighthouses The lighthouse at Sanganeb Atoll is a historic building and is an important part of Sudan’s maritime heritage. Construction of the modern lighthouse was started in 1950, but there was a structure present at this site from at least 1907. See

Ecology

Geography

Individual People

Timeline

  • Holocene the coral reefs we see along the Red Sea today are primarily Holocene

World Heritage Process